Manoel de Freitas

Forest Engineer graduated at Federal University of Paraná, Business Administrator, graduated at Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas and with a postgraduate degree in Environmental Management from the Metropolitan Faculty of Campinas. Attended Development Course for Senior Executives at Darmouth School – USA.

He served as Executive for the American multinational in the forest products sector Champion International Corporation / International Paper. He acted as Director of several sectorial entities, among them, Forest Research and Studies Institute – IPEF / USP, FLORESTAR Fund, Brazilian Forestry Society. Author of several technical papers on the forestry sector. In the last few years, he has acted as a counselor and consultant, both for companies in Brazil and abroad.

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Keith Black

Keith Black currently serves as Managing Director of Content Strategy for the CAIA Association. He previously worked in hedge fund manager research at Ennis Knupp + Associates, as well as an assistant professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Prior experience includes commodities derivatives trading, stock options research and CBOE floor trading, and equity research.

Dr. Black has been published in The Journal of Wealth Management and The Journal of Alternatives Investments among others. He is the co-author of the second, third, and fourth editions of the CAIA Level I and Level II curriculum.

Dr. Black earned a BA from Whittier College, an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has earned the CFA, FDP, and CAIA designations.

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Agenda

Session IIIb: Forestry – a growing asset class
Forestry as an investment in the planet’s future
Moderator: William Schlosser, Washington State University


8:00 – 8:20 Forest Investment Framework as a Support Tool for the Sustainable Management of Planted Forests
Richard Yao, SCION
8:25 – 8:45 Projecting Global and Regional Outlooks for Planted Forests under the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways
Frederick W. Cubbage, North Carolina State University
8:50 – 9:10 Ultra-premium Hardwood from Complex Natural Forests – the Paradigm Case in Modern Forest Finance
John Foppert, Pekin Branch Forestry
9:15 – 9:35 Understanding Natural Hazard Risks in Forestry
Phil Cottle, ForestRe
09:40 – 10:00 Coffee Break


Session IV: Applied Science
Moderator: Laura Merlini, CAIA


10:05 – 10:25 Why Log Price Predictions Define Overall Asset Value for Timber Management Organizations?
William Schlosser, Washington State University
10:30 – 10:50 Timberland Investment Trends: Tempests on Wall Street versus Global Opportunities.
Frederick W. Cubbage, North Carolina State University
10:55 – 11:15 Publicly-traded vs Private Equity Investment Options – Which are Better for Investors Interested in Participating in the Timberland Asset Class?
Richard Mei, University of Georgia
11:20-11:40 Economic impacts of Setting Reference Levels for the Forest Carbon Sinks in the EU on the European Forest Sector
Birger Solberg, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
11:45 – 12:05 Which Investors are Willing to Pay for Goodwill and Impact in their Alternatives Investments?
Adair Morse, HAAS School of Business, University of California Berkley
12:10 – 12:30 The Performance of Private Equity Timberland Funds.
Rafal Chudy, NORSKOG

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch


13:35 – 14:35 PANEL: Investments in Forestry, Trends and Opportunities
Moderator: Sona Blessing, Independant Researcher
Keith Black, CAIA
Manoel de Freitas, Innovatech
Wendelin von Gravenreuth, MEAG
Justin Beardon, Preqin


Session Ib: Wood Industry – The Future of Wood
Moderator: Rafal Chudy, NORSKOG


14:40 – 15:00 Wood Fibre Life Cycle at Egger as a Foundation for Sustainable Future.
Lukasz Tymendorf, EGGER GROUP
15:05 – 15:25 SCA, the Forest and the Climate.
Björn Lyngfelt, SCA
15:30 – 15:50 How Does the Public see Sustainable Wood Sources?
Hendrikus Oddendal, JELD-WEN


15:50 – 16:00 Closing Remarks.
Rafal Chudy, NORSKOG

Tom Tuchmann

Tom Tuchmann photo, US Forest Capital

 

Mr. Tuchmann is President of US Forest Capital, LLC, a forest advisory company based in Portland, OR.  US Forest Capital helps clients: identify, manage and finance natural resource transactions; create and improve governance structures; and resolve public policy and communication challenges. In this role, Mr. Tuchmann has helped raise $280 million in conservation and ecosystem service funding that has conserved 165,000 acres of private working forestland.

Prior to founding US Forest Capital, Tom was Western Director and Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. During his tenure, he directed negotiations and implementation of the $480 million Headwaters Forest Agreement and he was charged with designing and managing President Clinton’s Forum that resulted in the $50 million conservation management plan for Lake Tahoe.

In his capacity as a public servant, Tom also served as the Director of the U.S. Office of Forestry and Economic Development where he was responsible for developing and implementing the President’s 24-million-acre Northwest Forest Plan and the associated $1.2 billion economic assistance program.

Mr. Tuchmann has also served as lead staff for the Senate Agriculture Committee where numerous statutes — including the Forest Legacy, Stewardship Contracting, Forest Stewardship, Northern Forest and Lake Champlain programs — that he developed on behalf of the Chairman were signed into law. Tom also served as Policy Director for Society of American Foresters.

Tom graduated with forestry degrees from Northern Arizona University and Pennsylvania State University and has served as Adjunct Professor at the Lewis and Clark School of Law. Tom speaks regularly on an array of natural resource topics, has served as Board Chair for Sustainable Northwest and currently serves on Northern Arizona University’s School of Forestry Advisory Board.

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Agenda

7:30 – 9:30      Online Registration
8:00 – 8:15      Introduction and Welcome
Master of Ceremony: Sona Blessing, Independent Researcher
Organizer: Karolina Chudy, FBA


Session Ia: Wood Industry and Certification
Moderator: Arne Rørå, NORSKOG


8:20 – 9:20      PANEL: Where the wood will flow? International trade prospects and challenges.
William Schlosser, Washington State University

Hendrikus Oddendal, JELD-WEN
Krzysztof Wypij, Bureau Veritas Certification Holding
Brian Johnson, Margules Groome
9:20 – 9:40      Coffee Break


Session II: New Technologies
Moderator: Karolina Chudy, FBA


9:45 – 10:05    Bucking Industry Practises with Value-based Harvest Optimization.
Perttu Aunola, Trimble Forestry
10:10 – 10:30    The Difference AI Can Make in Forest Management and Planning.
Rolf Schmitz, CollectiveCrunch
10:35 – 10:55    Augmented Reality in the Forestry – Today and in the Future.
Johan Ekenstedt, Arboreal
11:00 – 11:20   Digital Aerial Forest Management – How to make the Most of the New Image and 3D Analysis Technologies to Optimise your Forest Productivity.
Albrecht von Ruffer, SKYLAB

11:25 – 11:45    Taking the Pulse of the Forest: Emerging Satellite Technologies for Timberland Evaluation and Monitoring.
Joseph O. Sexton, terraPulse
11:50– 12:10    Measuring and Tracking Log Volumes from the Harvesting Site, throughout the Logistic Chain with Timbeter. Case study detailing recent projects in Latin America and Europe.
Martin Kambla, Timbeter
12:10 – 13:00    Lunch


Session IIIa: Forestry – a growing asset class.
Moderator: Richard Mei, University of Georgia


13:05 – 13:25    Forestry as an Investment Asset – Trends and Drivers in the Baltic Rim Region.
Arne Rørå, NORSKOG
13:30  – 13:50  Timberland Investments in Africa – Investing in the Value Chain: Challenges and Opportunities.
Hans Lemm, Green Resources
13:55 –14:15    Why Ingka Group Invests in Forestland?
Andriy Hrytsyuk, INGKA Group

14:20– 14:40    Coffee Break

14:45 – 15:05  Investing in Timberland – an International Perspective.
David Gardner, GRESHAM HOUSE
15:10 – 15:30   Central European Storm & Beetle Crisis: Effects on a Diversified Timberland Portfolio.
Felix Jenninger, Salm-Salm & Partner
15:35 – 15:55     Exploring Finance and Investment Opportunities in Forests, Natural Capital
Sona Blessing, Independent Researcher
16:00 – 16:25  Creating Impact Investments and Measuring their Returns – 3 Forestry Cases Studies.
Tom Tuchmann, US FOREST CAPITAL

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